Political pressure mounts over WTO leadership race

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As the race to find the next director-general of the World Trade Organization heats up, strengthening the WTO’s thorny relationship with the U.S. will be a key priority for the future leader if it wants to avoid the Trump administration severing ties as it has done with the WHO, says Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, a senior researcher at the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre.